It always amazes me to see just how many Specman users make use of the interactive command line to load files, set breakpoints, run sims and debug. I just wanted to update all you command line gurus that, as of the 8.2 release of Specman, a new switch "-e" turns on some cool editing features that you can use directly from the specman command prompt.
If you use add the -e switch when calling specman:
%> specman -e Specman will be launched in Command Line Editing Mode and the following features will be enabled:
Now, you should be aware that there are some limitations when using this new feature:
Take care Specmaniacs,
Specman/e Advanced Verification Core Competency Team LeadCadence Design Systems
Hi Jason, I cannot think of any reason not to make this the default. This is a good suggestion and one that I will recommend moving forward. Thanks!
Corey, Why wouldn't -e be the default? I would say this is emacs style command line editing as a lot more than 4 arrow keys and tab works. As a simple example ctrl-a and ctrl-e go to the start and end of the line. I suppose we will be forced to do alias specman 'specman -e' forever.